ONE of angling’s greatest-ever specimens – a massive 22 lb 9 oz bream – looks destined to NEVER be officially recognized.

Angler’s Mail can reveal that captor Mark McKenna will not be claiming the record, and the reasons why are essential reading to anyone with any interest in big fish.

Bait-maker Mark McKenna, who runs boilie firm Baitcraft, shattered the British bream record in September 2009 by a massive 2 lb 15 oz. His 22 lb 9 oz giant is also believed to be the biggest common bream caught by anyone in the World.

It came from 160-acre Ferry Lagoon, in Cambridgeshire, where the previous – and officially still ‘reigning record’ of 19 lb 10 oz fell to James Rust in March 2005. Mark’s capture is believed to be the same fish.

For the amazing interview, grab a copy of this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.